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Worldwide Ferry Safety Association: International Student Design Competition

In an effort to support their goal of reducing ferry fatalities, the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association is holding its Sixth Annual International Student Design Competition for Safe Affordable Ferries. This year's competition will focus on designing a passenger ferry for the Pasig River of Manila, Philippines as a linear urban ferry.

For the past five years, awards of $10,000 annually have been made to student teams, with the top prize each year being $5000. Awardees have been recognized at international maritime conferences and in the media. 

Student teams may register until 15 October 2018, and submissions are due by 15 November 2018. Check out their website,, for more information. For questions please contact Dr. Roberta Weisbrod at

Posted 17 August 2018

2018 Electronic Media Competition

This year's Electronic Media Competition has officially commenced! This year's competition encourages Student Sections to produce engaging content and share your story. Winning sections will receive cash prizes! All Microsites are automatically entered, and judging will take place in early October 2018.

Details are posted here, but feel free to reach out to SSC Electronic Media Chair Teri LaForest ( with questions. Good luck!

Posted 5 July 2018

SNAME Maritime Convention 2018 - Job Fair

The Job Fair at SMC will take place on Friday, October 26, from 9:30 am - 11:30 am in the Expo Hall. Participation is free for current SMC Exhibitors and Sponsors, if you're interested in participating but are not a current sponsor of SMC, the fee is just $500. 

Each company receives (1) 6-foot table, electricity and internet access for the duration of the event, PLUS, as a special thank you, unlimited access to browse, search and view resumes and job postings on the SNAME Career Center  between now and January 1, 2019 (a ~$900 value for non-members). Companies participating in the Job Fair will have the opportunity to set up from 7:00 am - 9:00 am the same morning. To reserve your table, please complete this form as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please contact Jillian Greatsinger

Posted 22 June 2018

SNAME Maritime Convention 2018

The SMC 2018 website is now LIVE! Check it out to get general information about the big event. You can now book hotel rooms at the student rate of $149 + tax per room per night, but rooms available at this rate are limited, so reserve early for the best price! As more information comes out, we'll keep you posted.

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to the SSC or email

Posted 8 June 2018